1453496536_resolutions-19The Sexuality Hub: Integrating Feminist Theory (SHiFT) Lab is seeking volunteer Research Assistants for several different studies.  See this post for full details.

Posting #1

The SHiFT Lab is seeking volunteer research assistants (RAs) to contribute to two separate lab studies. The first project seeks to understand the experiences of recreational users of sexual enhancement medication (e.g., Viagra), and the experiences of their partners. The second project is focused on the experiences of women who use pornography. Both studies are feminist, critical, and qualitative in nature; participants take part in a one-on-one, semi-structured interview and dominant themes are extracted using Discourse Analysis.

Successful candidates will learn about participant recruitment, qualitative research methodology and design, critical psychology, and critical sexuality and gender theory. Main duties will initially include helping with recruitment and transcribing digitally-recorded interviews, with the opportunity to receive training in and contribute to qualitative interviewing and data analysis.

We are seeking highly motivated, self-directed, detail oriented, and interpersonally professional RAs who can commit to 8-10 hours per week for at least 6-8 months. Undergraduates who are in their third year or above, or individuals who have completed undergraduate studies, are encouraged to apply. Prior experience as an RA in a social studies lab, as well as knowledge of – or interest in – critical, feminist psychology and methodologies is preferred.

To apply, please send an updated CV, current (unofficial) transcript, and cover letter detailing your experience and availability to our Research Coordinator:

Usra Leedham
uleedham@psych.ryerson.ca

Posting #2

The SHiFT Lab is also seeking new volunteer research assistants to aid in conducting a community-based participatory action study exploring non-binary gender identities. This study involves meeting with participants who self-identify as “non-binary” for two one-on-one semi-structured interviews. Research assistants will learn about participant recruitment, qualitative research methodology and design, critical psychology, and contemporary gender theory. Main administrative duties include managing participant recruitment and transcribing digitally-recorded interviews.

Undergraduates who are in their third year or above, or individuals who have completed undergraduate studies, and can also commit to 8-10 hours per week for at least 3-6 months are encouraged to apply. Note that prior experience as a research assistant in a social studies laboratory, as well as knowledge of LGBTQ identities and terminology is preferred.

To apply, please send a CV, current (unofficial) transcript, and cover letter detailing your experience, and availability to:

Alex Vasilovsky
alexander.vasilovsky@psych.ryerson.ca

Posting #3

This position is no longer accepting applications.

The SHiFT Lab is seeking a new volunteer research assistant to aid with a qualitative study on women’s sexual experiences. The main administrative duty will consist of transcribing digitally-recorded interviews. Research assistants will also learn about participant recruitment, qualitative research design and methodology, and critical psychology.

Undergraduates who are in their third year or above, or individuals who have completed undergraduate studies, and can also commit to 8-10 hours per week for at least 3 months are encouraged to apply. Note that prior experience as a research assistant is preferred.

To apply, please send a CV, current (unofficial) transcript, and cover letter detailing your experience, and availability to:

Emily Thomas
emily.thomas@psych.ryerson.ca